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Saturday, October 27, 2007

10 Programming Quotations

  1. Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs, while the Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. So far the Universe is winning. --Anon
  2. If you lie to the compiler, it will get its revenge. --Henry Spencer
  3. Be careful about using the following code -- I've only proven that it works, I haven't tested it. --Donald Knuth
  4. The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. --Bertrand Russell
  5. The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time. --Tom Cargill
  6. For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. --H L Mencken
  7. The Six Phases of a Project:
  8. - Enthusiasm
    - Disillusionment
    - Panic
    - Search for the Guilty
    - Punishment of the Innocent
    - Praise for non-participants
  9. When you start off by telling those who disagree with you that they are not merely in error but in sin, how much of a dialogue do you expect ?" --Thomas Sowell
  10. Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. --Bill Gates
  11. Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations. --Conway's Law

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